Petroleum Distribution Operations

Petroleum distribution operations may be eligible for coverage under the general conditional major permit if the facility is comprised of any of the following:

  • Storage tanks;
  • Loading racks and associated control devices;
    • Examples; vapor combustion units, open flares, and vapor recovery units.
  • Fuel burning operations;
  • Emergency generators; and
  • Sources exempt under S.C. Regulation 61-62.1, Section II(B).

General Conditional Major Operating Permit

  • Fuel combustion sources at the facility must be fired on natural gas, propane, or virgin fuel oil (sulfur content equal to or less than 2.1% by weight).
  • The maximum size for a single boiler at the facility is limited to less than 30 million BTU/hr rated input capacity.
  • Each criteria pollutant is limited to less than 100 tons per year (TPY);
  • Single hazardous air pollutant (HAP) is limited to less than 10 TPY; and
  • Combined HAPs are limited to less than 25 TPY.

Copy of the Permit

Copies are provided for use by facilities that have already been granted coverage by the Bureau. Download and use of these permits does not constitute coverage.

How Do I Apply for the General Permit

To request coverage under the General Conditional major Operating Permit, select one of the following options:

Option 1: If your facility has already been issued an operating permit, download, complete, and submit the State Operating and Conditional Major Permit Renewal Application with the General Conditional Major Operating Permit box selected and “Type” Petroleum Distribution Operations selected.

Option 2: If your facility has completed construction and has not been issued an operating permit, download, complete, and submit the Operating Permit Request to request your initial operating permit.

Applications/Forms

For more information please contact: Mareesa Singleton  - (803) 898-4113.

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